Swedish Administrator Interviewed by Media on Growing Problem of Mental Health 'Boarding' and Coalition Proposal Among Area Hospitals to Add Additional Designated Beds

February 06, 2013

By Swedish News

SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2013 - in light of the critical nature of the topic, Swedish Vice President of External Affairs Dan Dixon was interviewed by two media outlets this week - The Seattle Times and KOMO TV (Channel 4; ABC) - about local hospitals having to 'board' mental-health patients because of the lack of appropriate beds.

In the KOMO TV story, Dixon talks about Swedish's leadership in developing support for a proposal to form a coalition of local hospitals working together to add additional designated mental health beds to positively address this growing problem.

To read The Seattle Times' editorial column, click here.

And to watch the KOMO TV story online, click here.


Additional Information

  • For more information about Swedish's Behavioral Health Services, click here.